Canada’s Minister of Immigration, John McCallum, has expressed his intention to “substantially increase” the quantity of new migrants to Canada in order to fill work deficiencies, with a three-year immigration arrangement expected to be disclosed this fall.
John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures, the endeavor arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s leading pension funds, says that development and ability acquisition can illuminate Canada’s development problem. Ruffolo additionally serves as vice-chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators. “Canada needs a robust national access-to-talent strategy. We should increase immigration. By 2025, 30 per cent of our population will be 60 and older – to mitigate this imbalance, Canada would need to increase immigration for each of the next five years to one million people,” Ruffolo wrote in the Globe and Mail, Canada’s most read newspaper.
McCallum explains to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Manila, Philippines, “why not substantially increase the number of immigrants coming to Canada? And that is, I think, I hope, what we are about to do… the direction in which I would like to go is to increase substantially the number of immigrants.” McCallum also added that he would like to reduce barriers in the immigration system or make it easier, and eliminate rules that are no longer relevant.
Prior to this year, the Liberal administration of Canada uncovered its migration plan for 2016, which anticipated that Canada would welcome around 300,000 new permanent residents this year. This denoted the highest projected immigration level in history, and around a seven percent expansion on the 2015 plan. The yearly immigration plan is commonly tabled every fall with objectives for the next year, yet the arrangement for 2016 was postponed by the general election and change of government.
Economic Immigration to Canada- Most new permanent residents to Canada land through one of the numerous economic immigration programs, which expect to draw in skilled newcomers who can settle in Canada effectively. These projects incorporate the government economic immigration programs processed through the Express Entry selection system, and additionally the different Provincial Nominee Programs and the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
In any case, with the Minister of Immigration having related the desired ‘substantial increase’ in numbers with determining labour shortages, it is likely that the new arrangement will look to build the quantity of settlers through the economic projects, as these projects indicate positive labour market results as an essential goal. This might be managed without lessening immigration through different categories, as the general number is required to increase.
Express Entry- When the Liberal government took office just about a year back, it acquired the Express Entry system from its Conservative ancestor. The 2016 immigration plan was uncovered shortly thereafter.
After the initial few Express Entry draws 2015, the quantity of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued and the quantity of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required all together for a possibility to get an ITA stayed generally predictable, with the lowest CRS cut-off point in 2015 having been 450. Strangely, be that as it may, a dominant part of individuals who got ITAs in 2015 had “core” CRS scores of under 450. Center CRS scores demonstrate an applicant’s point all out without the extra 600 points for a qualifying job offer or enhanced provincial nomination.
More Increases- Minister McCallum announced during a visit to Beijing, that the Canadian government plans to increase the number of visa offices in China too. McCallum’s department plans to make more changes before the end of 2016 which includes modifications to the Canadian Citizenship Act as well as changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
“Minister McCallum’s ambitious goal to increase overall immigration numbers over the coming years is the right move at the right time. The labour market realities and demographic challenges faced by communities from coast to coast demand a positive government response. If you look at Minister McCallum’s provincial counterparts, many are asking the federal government to be allowed to take in more newcomers. There is not a single provincial government saying they have enough people. Quite the opposite, in fact” says Attorney David Cohen.